Quantcast
SPARK: Spirit in Sound and Space—A Conversation Inspired by Arvo Pärt

Hosted by Julie Burstein, author and Peabody Award–winning creator of public radio's Studio 360

Speakers:
Robert Zatorre, neuroscientist, Montreal Neurological Institute

Steven Holl, architect

Peter Bouteneff, musician and Professor of Theology, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary

New York's celebration of Arvo Pärt offers an opportunity to explore the spiritual content of his music, and to discover how the spaces in which music is performed can amplify its emotional power. In this program, neuroscientist Robert Zatorre explains how music can engage the reward system deep in our brains—the same system that responds to food and sex. Architect Steven Holl describes making spaces for music, and shows how music influences his work. Theologian Peter Bouteneff talks about the thread of spirituality that weaves throughout Pärt's masterpieces.

The Spark series explores vital ideas and issues through the lens of the Met's collections. Each cabaret-style program gathers artists, thought leaders, and performers from theater, film, politics, literature, science, and pop culture to engage in wide-ranging, fresh conversations and performances.

Recorded June 11, 2014

Credits

This event is a collaboration between The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.

Lectures and Panels (149)

Media thumbnail

SPARK: It's About Time
(01:20:22) 64 views

Media thumbnail

SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 59 views

Media thumbnail

Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 637 views

Media thumbnail

Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1392 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 67 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 80 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 45 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 35 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 41 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 59 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 53 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 137 views

Media thumbnail

My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 150 views

Media thumbnail

Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 19 views

Media thumbnail

How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 88 views

Media thumbnail

Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 35 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1404 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 276 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 373 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 395 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 481 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 536 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 404 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 772 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 767 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 854 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 720 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1340 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 458 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 680 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 430 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 739 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 255 views

Media thumbnail

The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4652 views